Danica Patrick: Indy Japan 300 Winner

April 20, 2008

Danica Patrick made history today after her win at the Indy Japan 300, as she became the first female winner in IndyCar history. See photos below.

Danica finished the race 5.8594 seconds ahead of Helio Castroneves, whom she overtook the lead from in the 198th lap as Castroneves had to pit for fuel. Her fuel strategy worked, and her last pit stop was on lap 148.

“It’s a long time coming. Finally. It was a fuel strategy race, but my team called it perfectly for me. I knew I was on the same strategy as Helio and when I passed him for the lead, I couldn’t believe it. This is fabulous.”

Scott Dixon placed third, Dan Wheldon fourth, and Tony Kanaan came in fifth.

More photos of Danica Patrick, Indy Japan 300 winner, below.

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